Alright guys, we need to talk. In its current state, SNES Week
is in a literal state of cluster-fuck and is in severe danger of just not happening. The reason? Redundancy.
Since day one of the original announcement, I've had many of you write me concerning what you want to do. That's all fine and swell, I told you to write in and let me know what you want to do. The issue lies in the fact that every one of you have sent me a freakin' grocery shopping list of what you want to do (some in excess of 15 items or more) and all of these lists are almost 80% the same. Are you really going to write about 15 games? Do you really think nobody has thought of writing about Earthbound
, Secret of Mana
, Secret of Evermore
, Tales of Phantasia
, Breath of Fire
, and am I seriously not being clear enough yet? I don't want to sound like a dick here, but this is frustrating from a planning point of view.
We need to focus! Let's get our minds made up, shall we?
Don't get me wrong, a lot of you have
proposed some interesting titles (I'd never even heard of Live-A-Live
until I started this if you can believe that...and FOUR
of you want to write about that too!) but there exists a selection of titles that make up abuot 80% of every list I've received so far that we sorta need to address, so I'm handling this in the only way I really know how.
Now, in advance if this wrecks any of your grand plans or pisses you off to the point of never contributing ever again, then let me apologize. I have to keep the week's content fresh and interesting. I'm sure none of us want to read five different reviews about Earthbound
regardless of how good or bad it may be. So, what I'm doing is imposing certain submission rules on games that may end up being over-submitted.
Most of these are games I'll still accept one submission for, but if I receive multiple submissions I'm only taking the best one. A few select games are completely banned, but you are in no way prohibited from referencing or mentioning them in articles or compliation articles.
I'm not trying to be a dickhole, but I really need you guys to work closer with me here. From my years of doing these events, this is the only time I've ever seen such little diversity in the content people wanna do. So, take note of the list, email me with exactly
what you're doing (cause we know you ain't writin' about 15 games :o), and LETS HAPPY FAMILY LOVE!
This is all in an effort to keep the event from being the same thing every other site in the world does. I'm not trying to stifle opinions on any of these games in any way. I've always tried to avoid being redundant and saying the same things everyone else has said a few million times.
If I've pissed some of you off with this or halted something you're already working on, SEND IT TO ME FIRST EVEN IF IT'S NOT FINISHED
and maybe we can work something out or find a different way to approach it. I don't want you to trash anything yet, but I do want you to understand why I'm doing this.
For now, the current due date and event dates for SNES Week are nixed
. I will announce a new set of dates in two weeks
or so in order to help everyone work around this new development.
In the meantime try and get finalized ideas about what you wanna do, email me or correspond on the forum with others
and let's make this work, people!